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Re: The Petaflops Boondoggle Computer (was PET_ard)

On Sun, 29 Sep 1996 12:16:27 -0800, Timothy C. May wrote:

>Symmetric multiprocessing is available, but it's often much less hassle to
>have a single CPU running at 200 MHz than to try games with multiple
>processors (which means more PCB real estate, more sockets, more of other

As far as SMP goes, it's actually not all that expensive.  People in the
linux-smp list have reported differences of as little as $50 for a
uniprocessor vs. dual pentium system.   Of course, every so often we'll get a
message about a $30,000 system that can handle up to <drool>64 Pentium

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